My sweet kitty Darcy who passed in October of 2014 from HCM (feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).
Darcy was a retired breeder Maine Coon cat that we got March 28, 2010 and I loved her so dearly. Even now I have some tears typing about her. What we didn’t know when we got her is that her previous owners although registered breeders never had their cats tested for HCM. Something that any good and respectable breeder will do. They didn’t and we were told they had.
By the time we realized something was wrong it was too late. On October 4, 2014 Darcy died from HCM and I still miss her so very much. She was my Emotional Support Animal that I got after my daughter died. I’m mentioning her because I think she might show up on a Throwback Thursday here or there.
Darcy was the biggest most gentle creature I’ve ever met in my life. She would lay in my lap for hours and just let me love her. She was super tolerant of my children and let them snuggle and love her. I’d like to think in the four years we had with her that she experienced enough love that wherever she is now she thinks of us fondly.